Maison&Objet 2013: Spanish designer Héctor Serrano will launch a portable speaker designed to look like the sound icon from a computer at Maison&Objet in Paris this week.
Called Iconico, the speaker for French brand Lexon can be switched off simply by turning it face down. "It's a playful, intuitive and simple object to listen to your music everywhere in high sound quality," says Serrano.
Iconico is made of ABS plastic and comes in dark grey and white. It's intended for use with mobile phones and connects via a 3.5 millimetre stereo audio cable.
Maison&Objet takes place in Paris from 18 to 22 January.
You might also like to check out Dezeen Music Project, our showcase for tracks by young and upcoming musicians and record labels.
Other designs by Héctor Serrano include hand puppet tattoos and paper animal faces for balloons, plus glass jars with cork lids launched last year. See all our stories about design by Héctor Serrano »
Lexon is a design brand based in France and China. Other Lexon products on Dezeen include a range of calculators, clocks, torches and radios made of corn starch, and a set of stackable, colour-coded stationary. The Take Time watch by Mathieu Lehanneur, which is available at Dezeen Watch Store, is also produced by Lexon.
Here are the specs for the speaker:
Power output: 1.5W
Speaker: 2W+ base
Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
Cell: lithium cell 400mAh
Typical runtime : 4 hours at medium volume
Charging voltage: USB 5V
Charging time: 2 hours
Connecting cable: 3.5MM stereo audio cable
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